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Career Details :: Packers and Packagers, Hand
Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Places or pours products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment.
- Fastens and wraps products and materials, using hand tools.
- Loads materials and products into package processing equipment.
- Removes and places completed or defective product or materials on moving equipment or specified area.
- Cleans containers, materials, or work area, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
- Measures, weighs, and counts products and materials, using equipment.
- Examines and inspects containers, materials, and products to ensure packaging process meets specifications.
- Obtains and sorts products, materials, and orders, using hand tools.
- Seals containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, and hand tools.
- Records product and packaging information on specified forms and records.
- Marks and labels containers or products, using marking instruments.
- Assembles and lines cartons, crates, and containers, using hand tools.
- Tends packing machines and equipment that prepare and package materials and products.
- Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic
- Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators
- Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
- Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
- Mold Makers, Hand
- Molding and Casting Workers
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done